A product liability attorney from Pravati can help
A product liability case is brought about when a person is injured due to a manufacturing defect, a failure to warn consumers of all possible risks, or a design defect. Most injuries are caused by common items found around the home such as paper towel dispensers, children toys, exercise equipment and household furniture. In fact, the Consumer Product Safety Commission found that more than 24,000 people were injured by treadmills in 2014 alone. Product liability cases are so common that, in 2014, Insurance Journal noted that extremely large jury verdicts for product defects were making a re-emergence in 2014.
Consumers expect manufacturers to create safe, reliable products and to disclose any potential dangers. Sadly, many manufacturers either ignore this expectation or are negligent in keeping up with it. When this happens, and an injury or other damages occur, the manufacturer, store, wholesaler or other entity may be held accountable.
Types of Product Defects
There are 3 product defect classifications that may result in liability:
- A manufacturing defect: This is a defect that results in an improperly manufactured product.
- A design defect: When a product’s design has a flaw that makes it dangerous, it’s considered to have a design defect.
- A marketing defect: This kind of defect occurs when there are incorrect or incomplete handling instructions included with a product. Products that do not feature relevant warnings may also be considered to have a marketing defect.
Product liability cases are not limited to tangible property; they also cover pharmaceuticals. In a landmark 2014 case, drug maker GlaxoSmithKline PLC was found negligent because the warning label for the drug Paxil did not contain sufficient information. Even a family-focused company such Johnson & Johnson has been the focus of several product liability suits involving common necessities including medications and surgical implants.
If you’ve been injured by a defective product or one without sufficient warnings, there are 3 important facts to consider:
- What was the cause of the accident?
- What is the extent of the injury?
- What parties might be at fault?
If you’re not sure how to answer these questions—or you can answer them and realize that you are deserving of compensation—then you need to work with a lawyer who has the experience to fight your case.
Product Liability Attorney Referral For Personal Injury Lawsuits
Pravati Legal Networks wants to match you to an experienced, professional product liability lawyer with experience fighting lawsuits just like yours. Our product liability lawyers don’t work with retainers or charge upfront fees. They believe so strongly in their success that they work on a contingency fee basis which means they only get paid when you win your case. Allow us to be your strategic partner from start to finish, beginning with finding a product liability attorney best suited to fighting for the recovery of your product liability damages.
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Product Liability Parameters for manufacturers
- Injury to a consumer
- Created a dangerous environment
- Manufacturer negligence
- Breach of warranty
- Design defects
If you or a loved one experienced an injury and believe a manufacturer should held liable for their product, contact Pravati Legal Networks today.